Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.
Things prove to become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well.
With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.
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Review: Oh. My. This book was wonderful.
Let's talk about the romance first. My shipping of Ren and Axel was one of the strongest literary ships I've had in a reallyyyyyy long time. But there was a love triangle! Even that was good though. Usually triangles get kind of annoying but I actually enjoyed this one.
And then the Dracian part. I don't know, um, am I the only one who thinks of dragons when I see this word? I was kind of hoping there would be a whole bunch of dragons in the book. There weren't. Still a good thing. The whole Dracian concept is original.
However.... the real paranormal aspect to the book didn't get strong until 3/4 through the book. I felt like a lot of the story was just about a teenage girl's relationship with a guy who just happened to be part of this secret society. So, I wish the magic and stuff would have gotten more intense sooner.
Also, I thought the time line was kinda sketchy. At times I didn't know who knew what, and at what times, and yeah... Maybe I just wasn't paying attention enough to details? Or the fact that I was reading this until 1am last night? (Pretty sure I fell asleep while driving today. Oops.) But it was something that could be overlooked and didn't really take away from the story itself.
I actually really really loved this book. It was better than I was expecting it to be. Definitely amazing for an author's debut book (Well done, Priya, well done *slow clap for Priya*). I am really excited for the sequel!
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Friday, March 1, 2013
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
TFIOS by John Green
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Wow! February was a good month in my reading world. After a really bad start to the new year (I only read 3 books in January), I am proud to say that I was able to finish 9 books in February. Here they are:
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The End of the World as We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Neferet’s Curse by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Fanged Princess by Elisabeth Wheatley
The Quo by Lola St. Vil
Paper Towns by John Green
Goodreads description: I will not let my brother suffer the same loss…
Hadassah’s father, the Vampire King, punished her harshly for her choice to love a human. Now her brother, the only person in the world who still matters to her, has fallen for a human girl. Determined to keep the girl safe, the three of them flee from their home in New England and find themselves cornered with their father’s minions closing in. If they want to escape, their only hope may be to join forces with the mortal enemies of their kind…
Be ensnared in this dark tale of enduring love, revenge, and suspense from teenage author, Elisabeth Wheatley
Alright so Fanged Princess was super good. Short, but good. It was easy to read, fast-paced.
I like Haddie. Not sure how to pronounce her full name, Hadassah? If you call a rose something else, it still smells the same, blah blah blah. Anyways, Haddie is a great character. She’s not selfish at all. Her life revolves around protecting those she loves. Especially her brother. She’d do anything to keep him safe.
I didn’t like the lack of romance. I mean, there’s Damian and Madelyn. But I want to see something for Haddie. There are lots of references to this guy Fletcher but he’s not there anymore. Maybe she gets with one of the Hunstmen? Maybe? I’ve got one that I’m shipping her with…
Oh I should mention this is a vampire book too. It’s different than other vampire books though. I like it. It’s unique. I’m definitely looking forward to the next in the series. This is a book I’d recommend, one that can easily be fit into anyone’s schedule.